Orlando City officially confirmed this Thursday the hiring of striker Gastón González, 20 years old, from Unión de Santa Fe. The club’s statement indicates that the Argentine’s relationship with the entity is until 2025, 2026 and 2027.”
The club formalized the purchase despite the fact that González had suffered a torn cruciate ligament in one knee on April 19, against San Lorenzo. For this reason, the player, already operated on, will join the team led by Colombian Oscar Pareja, but he will not make his debut until next season.
“After Gastón’s unfortunate injury, we were able to change the agreement for him to join our club. For us, Gastón’s recovery is the most important thing and we will provide him with the necessary support so that he returns healthy and strong,” said the general manager of Orlando, LuizMuzzi.
“Although we are sad about the delay in his arrival, injuries are part of the game and we will be happy to have him when he is fully healthy,” he said. Remember: this type of injury requires a minimum of six months to recover.
Trained in the Unión Santa Fe academy, González has been part of the first team since August 2020 and accumulated 58 official matches, with eight goals and seven assists.
González will be teammate Rodrigo Schlegel, former Racing defender, and Peruvian goalkeeper Pedro Gallese. Gastón’s pass would have been paid at three million euros.